Thank You!

On Saturday October 19th, 2013 over 230 men and boys not only talked the talk, but they walked the walk and raised an astounding $132,500 for Gillian's Place!  We want to say a special thank you to all of our walkers, donors, sponsors and volunteers that made this event such a success.


Congratulations to Our Golden Shoe Winners!

Highest Pledged Individual: Barry Katzman$20,295 
Highest Pledged Team: TD Canada Trust$19,645
Highest Pledged Youth: Jaysen Adams$477

To view the entire photo album

from the event


Walk a Mile in HER Shoes
is a symbolic gesture of men marching in female footwear to raise awareness and money for the issue of violence against women. The Walk gives men the opportunity to publicly take a stand, and it shows that men are willing to stand together with women in making the world a safer place for all women and children.

About Gillian's Place

For over 35 years, Gillian's Place has protected and served abused women and their children in St. Catharines and North Niagara.  Whether women need the safety of the shelter or access to the many programs offered on an outreach basis, Gillian's Place is here to help.  The agency has grown to provide a range of services for women which include a 24 hour support line, safe shelter, safety planning and counselling, emotional support, legal advice, transitional assistance and public education. All services are free, completely confidential and available to all women 16 and over.  You do not need to stay in the shelter to access our services.

"I came here broken.  They helped me feel whole again.  They gave me hope when there was none"     
~ Former resident of Gillian's Place

If you or someone you know needs help, please call our 24 Hour Support Line 
905 -684 -8331.
For more information about Gillian's Place please visit

Walk the Walk  •  Make a Difference  •  And let the "Heeling" Begin!


Registration for Walk a Mile in HER Shoes 2014 will open in June, 2014.

It's never too late to donate!  Sponsor a participant or make a donation to the event.  All funds raised go to support the work of Gillian's Place.

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Walk a Mile in HER Shoes a HUGE Success!
On Saturday October 19th, over 230 men made a statement together that violence against women and children is not just a woman's issue - it's everybody's business and must be solved by the entire community.  Together, we raised $132,500!

Next year's event will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014!

Event Goal
$100,000.00 CAD
$111,188.18 CAD

1 - Barry Katzman
2 - Bill Burke
3 - Dale Sett
4 - Ted Barnes
5 - Ken Sporar